Alto saxophonist and composer David Bixler has recently embarked on an artistic reemergence with the
release of two new recordings; In the Face of Chaos (2019) with Bixler, Boccato, Cowherd, and Sturm,
Blended Lineage (2020) with the Bixtet. A traumatic brain injury suffered by his youngest son
a shift in Bixler’s priorities during the last decade—a period in which his family devoted much of its
to the care of its youngest member. Because of this new lens, Bixler’s creative approach to composition,
performance, and recording is repurposed and evident in his most recent output.
For the recording In the Face of Chaos, Bixler has assembled a band that understands the message of
resilience and hope despite the odds that this music was intended to convey